A Useful Digest of the First Louisiana Reporter Christy, William [1791-1865]. [Martin, Francois-Xavier (1762-1846)]. A Digest of Martin's Reports, Of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana, From Its Establishment in the Year 1813, To August, 1826. Including Those of the Superior Court of the Late Territory of Orleans. New Orleans: Printed by Lyman & Beardslee, 1826. vii, 399 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets and original lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, occasional browning and light foxing to text, owner signature dated 1899 to foot of title page. $500. * Only edition. Martin sat on the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1815-1846, the last ten years as its presiding judge. Prior to his tenure on the Supreme Court, he served on the Superior Court of the Territory of Orleans. His reports, which commenced in 1809, were the first produced in Louisiana. Christy's Digest was intended to "facilitate the researches of professional gentlemen, and to present to the public in the most simple and condensed form, the points of law which have been decided by the highest tribunals of the state of Louisiana and the late territory of Orleans" (v). OCLC locates 11 copies in North American law libraries. Jumonville, Bibliography of New Orleans Imprints 478. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5538.
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